Kenya’s Flamboyant Politician, Mike Sonko rushed to hospital after developing stomach complications

Flamboyant Kenya’s politician, Mike Sonko has been admitted to a city hospital after he fell sick while in police custody.

Tuko.co.ke reported that Sonko had developed stomach complications and was driven to the Kenya’s capital city Nairobi Hospital in the company of his lawyer John Khaminwa this morning.

Sonko is expected to return to Kiambu Law Courts before senior magistrate Stellah Atambo for a ruling on whether or not he can be released on bond pending hearing of assault and robbery cases.

At least 12 charges were levelled against the former Nairobi landlord at the Kiambu Law Courts on Tuesday, February 2, before he was escorted to Gigiri Police Station to wait for a ruling on his bail application two days later.

However, on Thursday, February 4, the day the ruling was supposed to be made, the court postponed it for five more days, leaving the embattled politician at the mercy of prison wardens.

Frustrations
His lawyers led by Khaminwa have been

Sonko’s legal team told the court someone attempted to inject their client with an unknown substance and asked for special protection of the accused, decrying political interference in the matter.

“I went to Gigiri Police Station at the request of Dr. (John) Khaminwa and reason was that there was an allegation that somebody was trying to inject governor Sonko with an unknown substance. I can also confirm that I gained access to the police station which was heavily, heavily guarded,” said lawyer Asa Nyakundi. More on this story.

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